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The '''University of Oxford''' (informally '''Oxford University''' or simply '''Oxford''') is a collegiate university|collegiate research university located in Oxford|Oxford, England, United Kingdom. While having no known date of foundation, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the List of oldest universities in continuous operation|world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II of England|Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled northeast to...
Latin nameUniversitas Oxoniensis
Motto''Dominus Illuminatio Mea'' (Latin)
Mottoeng"Psalm 27|The Lord is my Light"
EstablishedCirca|c. 1096{{cite web |url=http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation/history |title=Introduction and History |publisher=University of Oxford |accessdate=21 October 2014}}
Endowment£4.775 billion (inc. colleges) 2014-15{{cite web |url=http://d307gmaoxpdmsg.cloudfront.net/collegeaccounts1415/aggregated.pdf|title=Oxford University Financial Statements 2014-15 |accessdate=4 March 2016}}
ChancellorChris Patten
Vice chancellorLouise Richardson{{cite news|url=http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2014-2015/25june2015-no5102/congregation/#209928|title=Declaration of approval of the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor|work=Oxford University Gazette|publisher=University of Oxford|date=25 June 2015|page=659|accessdate=28 June 2015}}{{cite web |url=http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-01-04-new-vice-chancellor-pledges-%E2%80%98innovative-creative%E2%80%99-future-oxford |title=New Vice-Chancellor pledges ‘innovative, creative’ future for Oxford |work=News and Events |publisher=University of Oxford |date=2016-01-04 |accessdate=2016-01-06 }}
Students22,602 (December 2015){{cite web|title=Student Numbers|url=https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/student-numbers?wssl=1|website=University of Oxford|publisher=University of Oxford|accessdate=14 September 2016}}
Undergrad11,603 (2015){{cite web|title=Student Numbers|url=https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/student-numbers?wssl=1|website=University of Oxford|publisher=University of Oxford|accessdate=14 September 2016}}
Postgrad10,499 (2015){{cite web|title=Student Numbers|url=https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/student-numbers?wssl=1|website=University of Oxford|publisher=University of Oxford|accessdate=14 September 2016}}
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